EDGEWOOD, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smiths Detection has received an order from the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) totaling seventy million dollars to supply CTX 9800
Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). The systems, which utilize computed
tomography (CT) imaging, which will be deployed to U.S. airports as
security equipment upgrades or as part of expansion projects throughout
2018 and 2019 for checked baggage screening.
The CTX 9800 system’s 3D CT imaging technology detects and identifies
explosives. The scanners can be incorporated into customized networking
solutions and offer operational efficiencies, including energy savings.
Certified by several regulatory authorities including the TSA, the CTX
9800 is also approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference as
meeting Standard 3 requirements.
Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc., said, “Smiths Detection
is a global leader in the use of computed tomography for aviation
security. These CTX 9800 EDS will significantly enhance the ability for
TSA officials at airports to make better informed decisions about
potential threats within checked baggage.”
Some of the sites receiving the new scanners include: San Diego, CA;
Miami, FL; New York, NY (LaGuardia); Philadelphia, PA; Ft. Lauderdale,
FL; Chicago, IL (O’Hare); Seattle, WA (SeaTac); Spokane, WA; Orlando,
FL; and Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.
For more information, please visit https://www.smithsdetection.com/products/ctx-9800-dsi/.
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat
detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation,
homeland security and emergency response markets. Our experience and
history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables us to
provide unrivalled levels of expertise to detect and identify constantly
changing chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, as well
as weapons, dangerous goods, contraband and narcotics.
Our goal is simple – to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of
movement upon which the world depends. For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com.